We are pleased to announce the recipients of the DEC 2021 DEC! This year, we donated $ 122,500 to the New York State Arts Council (NYSCA) for Decentralization (DEC) for individual artists and arts organizations in Erie and Niagara counties to produce 46 art projects in 2021. The projects cover almost every art. discipline, including music performances, theatrical performances, seminars, fine arts exhibitions, literary projects, and more with many marginalized and underprivileged communities.
The purpose of the DEC grant program is to promote the sustainable development of local arts programming based on community needs. DEC support allows artists and organizations to grow and at the same time improve the cultural environment in the communities and communities where they work and live.
Applicants could apply for $ 500-5,000 for art projects. ASI received 77 bids and a total funding request of $ 302,933. The grantees were selected by a delegation of art leaders from the region, who reviewed all applications and made funding recommendations. All funding projects will take place during the 2021 calendar year.
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